Solar Roof Ventilation Fan Review - 1.
“I am monitoring the improvements since fitting the 2 Solarking roof fans to my home to give others an idea of the change the solar exhaust fans have made.
The house is 180Sqm single storey with a tile roof and 2 fans, temperature sensor is in the roof minimum 10M from each fan (sensor is in the middle of the roof place on the insulation). The roof has no foil under the tiles or in the walls and there are no under eave vents fitted but the roof is well insulated. The roof gets limited shade in the morning and none past 11am in summer time. The house has one fan on the north side of the roof pointed slight North West. The second fan is on the western side of the roof point North West.
The house in summers prior to the fans being fitted reached over 70°. Here I have recorded some temperatures on extreme heat days below to give an idea of how much cooler the roof is now. The house has two aircon’s one small 3.2KW in a bedroom and one 6.5KW in the lounge room. Since installing the fans we can now just run the 3.2KW inverter aircon on full power to cool the whole house even on the 40+ degree days. Many days when the ambient temp is in the high 20’s low 30’s we no longer run any air conditioning let alone the big 6.5KW unit like before.
Very Sunny day no cloud 43° max ambient temp, max temp in the roof 52.8°
Sunny with some high cloud 40° max ambient temp, max temp in the roof 49.0°
Sunny Day no cloud 32° max ambient temp, max temp in the roof 40.3°
Cloudy day no sun 28° max ambient temp, max temp in the roof 30.2°
Also I have noticed with monitoring the roof temperature very closely is how fast the roof cools at night once the sun goes down. Within about 3 hours the roof temp is the same as the outside ambient temp. I guess this is due to the roof temperature not getting as hot as before so it can get back to the outside temperature quicker.” David, Melbourne.
Solar Roof Ventilation Fan Review - 2
‘’We installed a solar System and solar fan last week, both works fantastic the fan helps to take the heat out of the roof and save even more on electricity” - Derek, Adelaide.
Solar Roof Ventilation Fan Review - 3
“I recently had two units installed and I have to say my wife and I felt an instant change in the temperature and feel of the air inside our house. Our 15 kw ducted aircon has struggled to keep our large open floor plan cool from day one it now feels cool light and airy with no aircon.
Since having the two solar king units installed our aircon is set to 24 degrees and fan speed is now only on 1 where it was always on 3,👍 very impressed.” - Kevin, Qld.
Solar Roof Ventilation Fan Review - 4
"They are a good unit, They have reduced our lounge temperature (Cathedral Roof) by 8 -to 10 Degrees compared to the old Whirly bird – No needed the aircon this afternoon for the first time ever on a plus 30 degree day – its good" - Paul, South Brisbane.
Solar Roof Ventilation Fan Review - 5
“We had one installed just before summer last October, best investment ever, what was once hot, humid and stuffy to come home to after being out all day, the coolness and freshness is a dramatic difference”. - Donna.
Solar Roof Ventilation Fan Review - 6
"I have one installed in my garage. It’s a flat roof metal garage and used to get very hot. The fan works wonders and is certainly a big improvement. To make it even better I have added a small solar controller and 12 volt battery. This way you get a constant speed and it operates into the evening as well. Still uses the inbuilt thermostat to cut on/off at something like 25 degrees". - Craig, Canberra.
Solar Roof Ventilation Fan Review - 7
“Yep best thing we had fitted .... power bills down as the ducted air conditioning never had to work so hard” – Che Barden, Vic.
Solar Roof Ventilation Fan Review - 8
“I have two in the house, tin roof and beamed ceilings, works awesomely. Have also got one installed in my welding bay and it takes hot air and fumes out. Absolutely fantastic and dropped weld bay temp by 10°c last summer.” – Carl Peter, WA.
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“I have a house with exposed beams and pine tongue and groove ceiling so no gap as well and I installed one 7 years ago. The best thing ever and air conditioner actually cooled the house. I would highly recommend this product.” – Vikki Jose, Qld.
Solar Roof Ventilation Fan Review - 10
"Just put my roof fan on the roof today 28c outside. We would normally turn the air conditioning on for most of the day. But we are only running the ceiling fan in the lunch room. Can not recommend the solar roof fan enough. So simple to install. Tomorrow is meant to be 38c here will be a good test for it. I think it will work awesome. Can't wait to put one on the shed roof." - Darren, Vic.
Solar Roof Ventilation Fan Review - 11
"For the last few years, every day when I got home from work, I'd switch the air con on, turn on the ceiling fans, open the windows in the bedrooms for a little while to try to exhaust some of the heat in the house. Even in the evenings, when it was cooler outside, the house was still hot in the bedrooms and kitchen where the air conditioner had no effect. Spoke to the guys at SatPlus and they explained that most of the heat is sealed inside the roof space. With this heat sealed inside the roof, the house would stay hot until later in the night and through the night at times. So, I installed one of these solar roof fans on one side of the house. Next day after work, when I got home, what a difference. The laundry which was usually super hot, was now only mildly warm and one of the bedrooms which was unbearable to sleep in was now quite comfortable. What a difference the solar fan has made and we'll be installing another one on the other side which will help cool that side of the house too. Feel free to use this as a testimonial, thanks”
- Mark, QLD.
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“Hi Carla, just after an independent recommendation. Is the unit noisy and do you notice the difference in temperature. Thinking of getting 1 or 2. Tossing up whether to put more insulation in or install vents” - Darren.
“Darren, it is not that noisy, and it definitely made a difference in temperature. I got two in a standard/small roof and would recommend. I replaced two whirlybirds and it was noticeable.” - Carla.
Solar Roof Ventilation Fan Review - 13
"Yes, it is effective. We have turned our aircon on once since we have had them installed. The one up the hallway above bedrooms is a lifesaver!!!" - Jan Graham, Vic.
Solar Roof Ventilation Fan Review - 14
"Love mine!!! Haven't turned on my aircon since installed! 41 - 43 degree days! Roller shutters and double glazing help, But had them for years still noticed the difference!." - Christine, Inverleigh.
Solar Roof Ventilation Fan Review - 15
"So over the Christmas holidays, we had this little beauty installed. Solarking Solar powered exhaust fan, comes on through the day only and only if the temperature is over 26deg. It is quite loud due to no ceiling in the shed, but once the fans are on you canty hear it. The shed has been locked for 2 weeks and the difference it has made is unbelievable, it was so cool. The amount of air it moves is amazing and working in the shed is so much cooler. Thanks to I clean solar Gladstone another great job and well worth it." - BJC Auto, Gladstone.
Solar Roof Ventilation Fan Review - 16
"We’ve installed Solarking roof ventilation fan last year. We live in the tropics and I’ve got about 5000lrs of aquariums in the house so mould was a real concern for us. We’ve got one of these things on the roof and ceiling vents above the fish tanks and have never had any mould at all 😁" - Allan, QLD.
Solar Roof Ventilation Fan Review - 17
"Hi there we just got 2 solarking roof fans installed last week,, and we have noticed a big difference in house temp already,, thanks for producing such a great device" - Donald Cole, Wollongong NSW
Solar Roof Ventilation Fan Review - 18
“We have one installed on our air Crete dome, does a good job.” - Sandii Lewis (Living off grid).
Solar Roof Ventilation Fan Review - 19
"This semi detached garage suffers from excessive heat and moisture build-up common this time of year. The whirlybird previously installed was helping but very little. We took the opportunity to get our gas industry test equipment out to show the difference a Solarking Roof vent makes with a simple smoke test.🤓
What wasn't expected is that it would rain for 3+days as soon as the fan was installed. With the Solarking in it's pulse mode due to the low solar energy available at the time, we can see the amazing result versus an average whirlybird performance. Remember this is an almost worst-case scenario for the roof vent.
What I can tell you is the garage is now much drier, cooler & has a lighter feeling to the space in general & once the sun comes out again it will only get better. We are impressed with the performance and we believe it is the future" - Venturi Industries, Gold Coast.